Corydalis aurea Willd.

Green Corydalis, Scrambled Eggs, Golden Smoke

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Family: Papaveraceae

Genus: Corydalis

Category: Biennial

Zones: 3 to 8

Size: To 12" tall and wide

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Part Shade

Description: 

Biennial or winter annual. Blue-green compound leaves, finely dissected. Yellow flowers in spring, linear shape, followed by curved seed capsules. Poisonous. Used by the Navajo for rheumatism, diarrhea, sore throats and other ailments. Self-seeds.

History: 

Published in Enum. Pl. (Willdenow) 740 in 1809.

Synonym is Fumaria aurea Ker Gawl.

Native to Canada, Mexico and the US.


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